MPEG LA’s DASH Patent Portfolio License provides access to essential patent rights for the DASH Standard, which enables high quality streaming of media content over HTTP to be dynamically adapted to changing network conditions to provide smooth, high quality playback of video and other content without stalls or re-buffering events. The DASH Standard is used in products such as mobile phones, tablets, televisions, set-top boxes, computers, digital/personal video recorders, optical disc players or recorders, game consoles and software. It is the first international standardized adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming solution.
In MPEG LA’s continuing commitment to be responsive to the needs of the marketplace, significant changes were recently made to the DASH Patent Portfolio License for the benefit of Licensees. Royalties for DASH Segments based on the Sale of DASH Initiators have been removed; the annual royalty cap has been reduced (from $30M) to $0 for 2015 and 2016, $2.5M for 2017 and 2018, and $5M for 2019 through 2022; and other changes have been made in consideration of these improvements. The royalty for DASH Clients, which is now payable from January 1, 2017 forward, remains US $0.05 per unit after the first 100,000 units each year.
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